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When and Why You Should Have Your 3rd Eye Open

In today's fast-paced world, many of us seek deeper meaning and connection beyond the material realm. One avenue for this exploration is through opening the third eye, an ancient concept rooted in spiritual traditions across cultures.

When is the right time to to open your 3rd eye?

Some people think having the 3rd eye open all the time allows us to live in harmony with our spirit and be guided by its voice. We intuitively know and can sense the right path and decision to make. There are certainly benefits to this situation but we can also find ourselves in conflict with 3rd eye's advice and even challenge the direction we feel called to go. This can leave us feeling internal conflict that doesn't resolve easily and can result in the 3rd eye becoming closed.

Yet in opening the 3rd eye and having it open all the time can also introduce consequences that we may not yet be ready to navigate in our life. Many experts believe in order to have the 3rd eye functioning means we have worked through the aspects of our life that caused it to be closed. That can take months and years to obtain this level of readiness and require significant healing emotionally that we may not be ready to work through. Fear, trauma, stress, vulnerability all play into the ability to hear the 3rd eye and understand its wisdom. It makes sense why the advice would be to heal yourself before creating this opening but at the same time we could be limiting our healing without its guidance at hand.

I personally find working with clients that there is a balance between an open 3rd eye and using the wisdom it can provide to support healing in the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It doesn't necessarily have to be an all or nothing approach from my experience. In fact, great healing can occur through the opening of the 3rd eye. While we do need to be ready for that work and experience we do not have to wait to start that journey.

Ironically, we are always in control of opening and closing our 3rd eye. Support through a holistic health practitioner helps this process and builds that muscle of using and allowing the 3rd eye to work optimally.

What is the 3rd eye?

The third eye, or Ajna chakra in Hindu philosophy, is believed to be the center of intuition, wisdom, and inner vision. It's depicted as a metaphysical eye located between the eyebrows, associated with heightened awareness and spiritual insight. Opening the third eye involves tapping into this inner wisdom and connecting with higher consciousness.

There are many benefits to allowing your inner voice to be more prevalent in daily living. It can be helpful in navigating challenges, complexities, relationships, and our own life journey. It can also help us heal, find our purpose in life, and feel renewed determination for deeply held goals we thought impossible.

A great example for where the 3rd eye being open can help us in our health goals is with weight loss. By having the 3rd open we are more likely to make healthy food choices and be guided to doing things that support healthy habits and patterns in our day.

In chakra therapy the 3rd eye is represented with the color indigo for spiritual awareness, insight, intuition and alignment to our spirit.

Crystals that support the 3rd eye include:

  • Amethyst - for its support to spiritual growth, intuition, dreams, and clarity of mind.

  • Lapis Lazuli - is aligned for its help in inner truth, vision and spiritual enlightenment. Its believed to stimulate the 3rd eye's intuitive abilities.

  • Sodalite - Enhances intuition, insight and mental clarity. This crystal can support opening and balancing the 3rd eye to promote inner wisdom and self-awareness. I find this crystal helpful when we are just learning to listen to our inner voice and develop that 3rd eye muscle to hear it clearly.

  • Clear Quartz - Amplifies properties of the other crystals and is useful in meditation and energy work to focus on the 3rd eye.

If you use crystals, it is important to use quality so you experience the best possible energy from them. I personally recommend these at

How to know if you're ready for your 3rd eye's insights

The decision to open the third eye is deeply personal and should be approached with mindfulness and self-awareness. There is no one-size-fits-all timeline, as each individual's spiritual journey unfolds at its own pace.

However, certain signs may indicate readiness:

  1. Inner Alignment: Feeling a sense of inner alignment and resonance with spiritual practices can signify readiness to explore deeper realms of consciousness.

  2. Emotional Stability: Cultivating emotional stability and self-awareness lays a foundation for navigating the complexities of spiritual awakening with grace and clarity.

  3. Intuition and Synchronicities: Heightened intuition and experiences of synchronicity may signal that the third eye is naturally beginning to awaken, indicating a readiness to delve deeper into spiritual exploration.

How to Open the 3rd Eye

There are various approaches to opening the third eye, ranging from meditation and energy work to the use of crystals and sound therapy. By working with a holistic health practitioner, like myself, you can be guided into the right approach for you. Everyone is unique and there is not one way that works the best for everyone.

Here are some common practices to consider:

  1. Meditation: Regular meditation practices, particularly those focused on the third eye center, can help quiet the mind, enhance intuition, and facilitate spiritual awakening.

  2. Energy Work: Practices such as Reiki, Qi Gong, or Kundalini yoga can help balance and activate the energy centers in the body, including the third eye.

  3. Mindful Awareness: Cultivating mindful awareness in daily life, paying attention to subtle sensations and inner guidance, can foster a deeper connection with the third eye.

  4. Seek Guidance: Working with experienced spiritual teachers or mentors can provide invaluable support and guidance on the journey of opening the third eye.

What it feels like when the 3rd eye is open

Knowing the state of your 3rd eye can help you know how best to support this important energy center in your health.

When your 3rd eye is open you usually encounter these feelings and experiences:

  • Vivid and realistic dreams

  • Calmness when exploring past experiences and memories that were unsettling

  • Attention to synchronicities such as repeating numbers, patterns, colors, animals, birds, certain movie scenes, books, and other messages that seem like they are speaking to you directly or have significant meaning for you

  • Thinking of someone or something and it suddenly appears at the right time

  • Physical pressure felt between the brows

  • Rush energy feeling

  • Increased intuitiveness with sense of security in decision making

  • Increased confidence, self-esteem

  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound

  • Vibrations and sensations throughout and around the body

The 3rd Eye and Your Overall Health

Energy medicine, of which the 3rd eye is included, helps our body's overall vitality. In Traditional Chinese Medicine we call this our life force or qi.

The 3rd Eye plays a role in our overall health because with it being open, energy can flow more freely throughout the body. We are also able to release stress and strong emotions to support improved balance in energy. That balance can support the major organ systems like the digestive system where we are not holding stress and causing discomfort, inflammation and pain physically or emotionally. Many people that this balance in energy decreases our risk for illness and disease.

With stress being a major contributor to illness and disease the ability to better navigate stressful situation through using the 3rd eye's energy helps us improve responses and lessen the impact of stress to our body. We are also able to feel more in control of our situations which can lessen the risk for problems like anxiety, depression and illnesses that arise from these concerns.

Support for 3rd Eye Health

Opening the third eye is a profound and transformative journey that requires patience, dedication, and inner work. There is no rush or deadline; rather, it's a process of gradual unfolding and awakening to higher consciousness. By honoring our own timing and readiness, as well as engaging the help from a holistic health practitioner you can leverage the strength of using your 3rd eye on your health journey with reverence and humility, trusting in the wisdom of our inner vision to guide us along the way.

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